David Williams '60

David Williams '60

“ Dickinson prepared me to think, make decisions, analyze problems and do work I was not always specifically trained for … my professors—especially in the English and political science departments—were outstanding.”

—David Williams ’60


Majored in political science, minored in English and served as a senior class officer. Was active in ROTC, intramural sports, Skull and Key and student senate.  Washington Semester coursework led to a graduate scholarship. Earned a master’s in public administration (American University) and two law degrees (George Washington University). Oversaw social programs for roughly 3 million people per year as the U.S. Department of Labor’s deputy assistant secretary of national employment training. Earned four professional awards, including a presidential award for meritorious service. Volunteers for the D.C. Diocese of the Episcopal Church. Grandson Carson Rodriguez just finished his first year at Dickinson. (“I can’t say enough about the wonderful experiences he’s already had.”) Made gifts in memory of mentor Ben James ’34, who admitted him to Dickinson, and lifelong friend Roger Smith ’61.